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  1. Performance in rain w/tread depth of 5-6mm

    Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    Hi all, At 30k mi., the tread depth on our OEM Goodyear Assurance tires is 5-6mm. The treat depth on the same tire new is 10mm. With the anticipated El Nino rains here in CA, I'm wondering whether I should get a new pair of tires for the front wheels. I already have a new oem tire on a spare...
  2. Winter weather questions on Volt by Honda Fit owner?

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    Hi, I'm WalterC from a very cold windy place in Mass looking at switching from a Fit to a Volt. I've just become aware of Volts and my next car will likely be a volt instead of a Prius. I'll either buy ASAP or wait till spring or summer. Is the included 120 VAC charger OK plugged into outdoor...
  3. Live Test: Soaking Wet Charging Plug

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Since we bought it in January, we've kept our Volt parked outside, with the plug end of the charging cord exposed to the elements while the car's plugged in, which is whenever it's parked. When I unplugged the charger, I put the plug end on the grass, thinking we'd have a clear night and no...
  4. Why not burst into flames?

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    Moderators please delete this thread Wow, I'm deleting this post because people can't read. I was asking why it does not catch fire. Not why it does. I know that it does not catch fire because i charge in the rain. I was asking why nothing bad happens with a technical answer as to why If...
  5. Charging in the rain: GFCI trips sometimes

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My employer graciously supplies charging stations that I use daily. I'm using the 240V 'twist lock' receptor together with the upgraded Nissan Leaf EVSE for a fast level-2 charge. This works great, except that on rainy days (such as today) the Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor sometimes trips the...
  6. Winter Mileage

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was getting in the forty mile range during the summer. This fall temperatures have been between 45 and 55 degrees and I'm only getting 22-23 miles per charge. This seems extremely low from what I've read. Is there something wrong here? My driving habits haven't changed, the heat isn't...
  7. No electric heat yesterday, 3 start cycles, but fine today

    Mechanical Systems - Chevy Volt
    Yesterday was a very rainy day, and after I drove around in the rain in the morning, I left for the store in the afternoon. I was plugged in and at 80% charge. When I got in the Volt it was 38 degrees outside, and I drove 6 miles and 10 minutes and the HVAC was blowing frigged cold air. I was...
  8. Rain, the Range Killer!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Anyone else see rain killing the range on their Volt? I've noticed a couple of times now when I've driven in the rain, even using the best range extending habits(keeping the speed down, fan only, L when I'm moving between stretches with stop lights, getting out and pushing in heavy traffic)...